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The 6th Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards at ECIE 2020

Innovation and entrepreneurship skills are important issues which need to be mastered today to produce an effective 21st century society. Some universities offer degrees or other courses in these subjects, whilst others incorporate these topics in a variety of different degrees. But whatever approach the university takes these topics are quite challenging to teach, and also difficult to research. Courses and modules on these subjects are often quite theoretical and often they neither deliver the practical knowhow required nor do they inspire our students to become innovators or entrepreneurs.  Fortunately some good work is being done in this field in various parts of the world and this annual competition highlights such initiatives.

If you are involved in the teaching of innovation and/or entrepreneurship, we invite you to participate in the 6th Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards to showcase new ideas and new approaches for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education institutions and in the organisational environment.

The final round of the competition will be run alongside the 15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Rome, Italy on the 17 – 18 September 2020.

The 2020 winners of Awards were the initiative: Patrick Link, Rene Zeier and Valentina Fontana, LUASA – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland, Smart-Up - How to Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting at a University.  You can read these case histories and the other finalists in the 2019 Anthology of Case Histories, available from www.academic-bookshop.com

To enter the competition we ask you in the first instance to submit an abstract of up to 300 words using the online submission form describing the work you wish to draw to our attention to. If your work is suitable we will invite you to submit a case history of no more than 3000 words which will be considered as an entry to the competition. A panel of international adjudicators will evaluate the case histories.

Your full case history submission should be structured around the following headings:

  • Introduction to the nature of the teaching/training initiative and its specific objectives
  • The infrastructure i.e. people, systems, hardware, software etc. required to launch the initiative
  • The challenges that were encountered, how they developed and how they were overcome
  • How the initiative was received by the learners and other participants
  • The learning outcomes that were achieved and how they were measured and evaluated
  • Plans to further develop the initiative.

The judges will consider all submissions received by the closing date and authors of the top rated initiatives will be invited to register and attend the conference in Greece on 19-20 September to present their case histories to the judges and conference participants. Finalists will also have their case histories published in a book and a prize will be awarded to the initiative judged to show the most creative thinking with regards teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission                                       01 April 2020

Notification of Abstract Acceptance            12 April 2020

Full Case History Submission                       22 May 2020

Finalists announced                                       29 June 2020

 

Click here to Submit your entry

 

If you have any queries please email: sue@academic-conferences.org

 

ECIE 2019 Kalamata, Greece – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners

1st Place

Patrick Link, Rene Zeier and Valentina Fontana,
LUASA – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Smart-Up - How to Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting at a University

2nd Place

Hongyi Sun, City University of Hong Kong, China
The PIPE Model for Experiential Education of Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3rd Place

Al Abbadi Maysam, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Acceleration of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems through Innovative Youth Education

ECIE 2018 Aveiro Portugal – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners

Joint Winners

Innovate21: An Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Methodology for the Development of 21st Century Skills
Paul Flynn, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Community Entrepreneurship: An Innovative Approach to Create Change Agents for the Community
Angela Hamouda, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

 

ECIE 2017 Paris, France, – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners

Excellence Awards Finalists

1st Place

Patrick Link, Rene Zeier and Valentina Fontana,
LUASA – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Smart-Up - How to Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting at a University

 

2nd Place

Hongyi Sun, City University of Hong Kong, China
The PIPE Model for Experiential Education of Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Joint 3rd Place

Inventing Green: Integrating Sustainability into Innovation and Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Cindy Gilbert, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota, USA

Embedding Entrepreneurial Competencies in the Curriculum
David Gibson, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

ECIE 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland – Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners

1st Place

New Enterprise Development
Eric Clinton, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland

Joint 2nd Place
Oamk LABs
Ulla-Maija Seppänen, Kari-Pekka Heikkinen and Blair Stevenson, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Gamification of Entrepreneurship Education Using Design Thinking
Rajiv Basaiawmoit, Aarhus University, Denmark

Joint 3rd Place
The Salesforce Business Systems Innovation Labs: A Storification/Social Media Approach for iGeneration Engagement 
Timothy Hill, San Jose State University, USA  

Learners Owning Entrepreneurship and Innovating Innovation Management: A Case Study
Tom Schmidt and Christelle Scharff, Pace University, Sara Thermer, Limassol Zok, NYU Tandon School Of Engineering, USA